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05.22.2017

The UNCHARTED movie has taken years to get off the ground, jumping around actors, directors and all other manner of hoops. But this morning the film adaptation took a big leap forward by casting its young hero, and you have most likely seen him swinging around other films as well.

Deadline got the scoop that SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING star Tom Holland has been cast to play the hero Nathan Drake for the franchise, with the first movie acting as a prequel to the game series, which mainly features a more matured version of the character. The movie will take from the third act of the recent video game, UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END, as well as telling the story of how he met up his mentor and partner, Victor "Sully" Sullivan (which takes from the third game, DRAKE'S DECEPTION).

The movie will be produced by Sony, which also has its hands in SPIDER-MAN, and it’s being said the decision to cast Holland is based around his stellar work as the web-slinging hero, which won over audiences when he made his debut in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR last year. The new movie is being directed by Shawn Levy with the most recent script from Joe Carnahan.

Like many of you I was expecting a much different actor to be cast in the role like...anyone with facial hair. But given where the story is kicking things off I gotta say it's kind of perfect. The young Nathan Drake is innocent and naive, but also rambunctious and shows early signs of being a hilarious smart-ass. The actor has proven more than capable with terrific work outside of Spidey in THE IMPOSSIBLE, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA and LOST CITY OF Z. With the first movie acting as an origin story you can see Sony is prepping a big franchise around the movie, and it looks like they wanna keep it as linear as possible. With the franchise Holland will grow with the role, and in time could prove just as great a treasure hunter as he is a web-slinger.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING arrives July 7.

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Source: Deadline

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11:03AM on 05/23/2017

dafuq?!

OK. I'm a huge fan of this game series. I've finished every single one. While I understand using Holland for DRAKE'S DECEPTION (which depicts a young street wise Nathan meeting Sully, his future mentor and father figure), I don't understand WHY YOU WOULD USE HIM for adult Nathan Drake!. God help us.
OK. I'm a huge fan of this game series. I've finished every single one. While I understand using Holland for DRAKE'S DECEPTION (which depicts a young street wise Nathan meeting Sully, his future mentor and father figure), I don't understand WHY YOU WOULD USE HIM for adult Nathan Drake!. God help us.
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7:36PM on 05/22/2017
...god DAMN it.
...god DAMN it.
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5:43PM on 05/22/2017
Hollywood loves to try getting an actor from one popular franchise to fit into another potential franchise. It happened with Christian Bale (Terminator Salvation), Chris Pine (Jack Ryan), Robert Downey Jr (Shrelock), etc. It rarely works.
Hollywood loves to try getting an actor from one popular franchise to fit into another potential franchise. It happened with Christian Bale (Terminator Salvation), Chris Pine (Jack Ryan), Robert Downey Jr (Shrelock), etc. It rarely works.
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5:03PM on 05/22/2017

Dumb

Tom Holland is a fine young actor, but he doesn't look a day over fifteen. I wasn't exactly on board with this from the start. I love the games and Uncharted 4 came closest to movie quality with a ton of replay value. The series doesn't need a movie adaptation.
Tom Holland is a fine young actor, but he doesn't look a day over fifteen. I wasn't exactly on board with this from the start. I love the games and Uncharted 4 came closest to movie quality with a ton of replay value. The series doesn't need a movie adaptation.
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4:22PM on 05/22/2017
And the streak of video games to bad unsuccessful movie adaptations continues!
And the streak of video games to bad unsuccessful movie adaptations continues!
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3:47PM on 05/22/2017
Jacob Tremblay was unavailable?
Jacob Tremblay was unavailable?
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3:26PM on 05/22/2017
Love Tom Holland but he is not right for this, even as a young Nate. You can see Sony pushing on with this thinking that they've had so many misfires getting this movie done and cast that the only way to keep it going is to do a prequel and then that either gives them enough time to cast Nate properly or do enough that Tom Holland will grow into the role. Of course, they could do the whole movie with Tom and then in the last 5 minutes flash forwards 15 or so years and blind us all by showing
Love Tom Holland but he is not right for this, even as a young Nate. You can see Sony pushing on with this thinking that they've had so many misfires getting this movie done and cast that the only way to keep it going is to do a prequel and then that either gives them enough time to cast Nate properly or do enough that Tom Holland will grow into the role. Of course, they could do the whole movie with Tom and then in the last 5 minutes flash forwards 15 or so years and blind us all by showing Nathan Fillion as Drake setting it up for a sequel.
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3:26PM on 05/22/2017
Love Tom Holland but he is not right for this, even as a young Nate. You can see Sony pushing on with this thinking that they've had so many misfires getting this movie done and cast that the only way to keep it going is to do a prequel and then that either gives them enough time to cast Nate properly or do enough that Tom Holland will grow into the role. Of course, they could do the whole movie with Tom and then in the last 5 minutes flash forwards 15 or so years and blind us all by showing
Love Tom Holland but he is not right for this, even as a young Nate. You can see Sony pushing on with this thinking that they've had so many misfires getting this movie done and cast that the only way to keep it going is to do a prequel and then that either gives them enough time to cast Nate properly or do enough that Tom Holland will grow into the role. Of course, they could do the whole movie with Tom and then in the last 5 minutes flash forwards 15 or so years and blind us all by showing Nathan Fillion as Drake setting it up for a sequel.
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1:34PM on 05/22/2017
Damn this really pisses me off. I'm not huge on starting with him as a kid but even if they are I feel like he's a bad choice. Give me Tye Sheridan over this kid. Damn that's frustrating
Damn this really pisses me off. I'm not huge on starting with him as a kid but even if they are I feel like he's a bad choice. Give me Tye Sheridan over this kid. Damn that's frustrating
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12:42PM on 05/22/2017

Nathan Fillion

Tom Holland uh, no.
Nathan Fillion, yes.
'Nuff said
Tom Holland uh, no.
Nathan Fillion, yes.
'Nuff said
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12:26PM on 05/22/2017

They're assuming this will break the curse

Movie is doomed to fail. Why bother with young Nathan? His parts were the most boring in the games. This series is no different than Assassin's Creed where it's a purely Cinematical game that they will easily fuck up and turn into a shitty movie.
Movie is doomed to fail. Why bother with young Nathan? His parts were the most boring in the games. This series is no different than Assassin's Creed where it's a purely Cinematical game that they will easily fuck up and turn into a shitty movie.
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4:17PM on 05/22/2017
Seriously I always want to quit playing when it gets to Young Drake
Seriously I always want to quit playing when it gets to Young Drake
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12:23PM on 05/22/2017

Sad Sony

This stinks of a rushed desperate decision to lock down a good actor for a potential franchise. What an enormous risk to not only producers - but to the fans as well. Maybe it pans out, but this is still an example of what NOT to do.
This stinks of a rushed desperate decision to lock down a good actor for a potential franchise. What an enormous risk to not only producers - but to the fans as well. Maybe it pans out, but this is still an example of what NOT to do.
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12:01PM on 05/22/2017
Look at them. Already assuming this will be a big enough hit to have enough sequels for him to grow up into actual Nathan Drake.
Look at them. Already assuming this will be a big enough hit to have enough sequels for him to grow up into actual Nathan Drake.
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11:56AM on 05/22/2017
Not what I was expecting. But i suppose a linear approach can work. He does resemble the young Drake from Thiefs End. We know he can pull off the humor. It just may end up a different franchise than we imagined. Which would be ok given that I already experienced Drake as an adult in multiple stories.
Not what I was expecting. But i suppose a linear approach can work. He does resemble the young Drake from Thiefs End. We know he can pull off the humor. It just may end up a different franchise than we imagined. Which would be ok given that I already experienced Drake as an adult in multiple stories.
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11:51AM on 05/22/2017
I'm loving this idea. It would have been too predictable/easy to go with a Walberg or a Damon. Forget that, age him up as the franchise progresses, just like in the games.
I'm loving this idea. It would have been too predictable/easy to go with a Walberg or a Damon. Forget that, age him up as the franchise progresses, just like in the games.
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11:46AM on 05/22/2017
Was anyone else better suited for the role not available??? Would have liked to have seen someone older and more physically imposing as Nathan Drake; someone like a Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, etc.
Was anyone else better suited for the role not available??? Would have liked to have seen someone older and more physically imposing as Nathan Drake; someone like a Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, etc.
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9:15PM on 05/22/2017
I like those three and add two more Chris Hemsworth, and even Josh Duhamel would all be better than starting with young Drake played by Holland. Lame.
I like those three and add two more Chris Hemsworth, and even Josh Duhamel would all be better than starting with young Drake played by Holland. Lame.
11:34AM on 05/22/2017
I dont think Tom Holland can handle this franchise on his own. I would be more inclined go with this as long as they cast a strong actor to play Sully amd have him anchor the first movie or until an older actor can play drake
I dont think Tom Holland can handle this franchise on his own. I would be more inclined go with this as long as they cast a strong actor to play Sully amd have him anchor the first movie or until an older actor can play drake
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